This fall I have found a new love for glitter and Mod Podge. This obsession if you have it has caused me to glitter most everything in my path.
Nothing was safe not a spider pumpkin, nothing!
More Spiders, flowers, skeletons, birds. You name it I put glitter on it!
I even put glitter inside some super cute Halloween Snow Globes.
Matt and I usually carve our pumpkins and though I am sure we still will I wanted to do a pumpkin that I could put out long before Halloween without fear of it melting on our front porch.
I thought it would be fun to put some spiders on my pumpkin so then of course I had to cover them in glitter first!
They glittered just fine but I could not get them to stick to the pumpkin. I would think they were securely glued and then come back to it the next day only to find that the spiders had fallen off on their backs as if they were dead. Poor poor spiders.
Not yet ready to admit defeat I brainstormed and came up with a new plan.
Here’s what you will need
Spider Web (Dollar Tree brand is perfect)
Spiders (I used Dollar Tree Spider rings)
Start by coating your spiders in Mod Podge and then coat with glitter set them aside to dry.
While your spiders are drying head outside and give your pumpkin a light coat of spray adhesive.
Once the adhesive is tacky carefully place your webbing on the pumpkin. Remember a little goes a long way!
My favorite part of the webbing is its ability to stretch so it was easy to even out the thick areas by brushing my fingers across the webbing.
Once the webbing is on go ahead and cut the “Ring” off the back of your spiders.
With the backs removed add them to your pumpkin. The glitter and cut ring backing work great to help your spiders stick to the webbing no glue needed!
While your at it add a few more!
Until your pumpkin is sufficiently covered with sparkly spiders!
Even though my porch is not covered I have left it outside for a few weeks and the spiders still sparkle and the webbing is till securely stuck to the pumpkin!
We did have one major issue …
Apparently our spiders have multiplied since they have been staying with us and have been caught trying to make their way into the house! EEEK!
I’m glad I tried out the no – carve spider pumpkin this year I will be doing more of them in the future. So what’s your preference Carve or Decorate?